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Monday, October 22, 2018

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Using big-data analysis, for more than two decades XBInsight Inc. has helped many Fortune 1000 companies in 41 industries around the world develop employees, create high-performing teams, hire the best talent, integrate workforces, plan for succession and more. / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Keep searching for fulfillment

Kathi Graham-Leviss | XBInsight Inc. founder and presidentI don’t think that there was ever a time in my life where I wasn’t described as...
Installed as the president of Rhode Island College in 2016, Frank D. Sánchez came with a reputation for innovation and commitment to students, most recently as vice chancellor for student affairs at City University of New York. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Learn to separate must, should, might, won’t

Frank D. Sánchez | Rhode Island College presidentMaking decisions is a part of everyone’s job. I have found that most choices, from the mundane...

Nine years ago, Bill Horgan’s father handed him the reins to the family business, Debug Pest Control. Bill says he loves it like a third child, although he knows it’s a business. It has grown 300 percent since he took over. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Take small steps to create a culture of caring

Bill Horgan | Debug Pest Control presidentLike many new business owners, when I took over the company, I was focused on growth and the...
Shannon Hughey Cornicelli opened her first gym in Rhode Island with 10 members in 2008. Today she owns three 10,000-square-foot gymnastics facilities and is developing a custom athletic apparel business, as well as managing events. / PBN PHOTO/Rupert Whiteley

Dream big and keep believing and you will succeed

Shannon Hughey Cornicelli | Pixie Dust Inc. president, and Dream Big Gymnastics and Ninja ownerIt’s great to have big dreams, but many businesses fail...
Custom Design Inc. has been making merchandising displays and store fixtures for retailers since 1976. Adam Dias took over from his father, Raul Jr., recently and looks to the future through the lens of past success. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Taking reins of family business requires a plan for success

Adam Dias | Custom Design Inc. presidentTransitioning from one role to another is never easy, particularly when the shoes you’re filling are those of...

Inspired by the experience of her godson, whose premature birth required considerable hospitalization, Stephanie Frazier Grimm wanted children in similar situations to enjoy real birthday parties. The Confetti Foundation has celebrated more than 4,000 children in 170 hospitals since its founding. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Executing on a good idea requires having a strong team

Stephanie Frazier Grimm | The Confetti Foundation founder and presidentHaving started two successful businesses (Mama & Bambino and Couture Parties), I knew it was...
Performance Physical Therapy has been a recipient of the American Physical Therapy Association’s Practice of the Year Award. Under CEO Michelle Collie’s leadership, the company has almost tripled employment in the last half-dozen years to nearly 200 employees. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Authenticity brings personal, business rewards

Michelle Collie | Performance Physical Therapy CEOFifteen years ago, when I was eight months pregnant, I became a business owner.Until then I had been...
Margaret M. Teller learned early on that a child care benefit affects the workplace when her father, Dave McDonald, founded The Children’s Workshop in 1990. The company now has 19 schools and has grown revenue 30 percent since she took over in 2014. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Offering child care pays off in talent development and retention

Margaret M. Teller | The Children’s Workshop Inc. president and CEOHow well is your company competing for top talent in an economy that recently...
As the head of Lincoln School, Suzanne Fogarty is a big believer in interdisciplinary learning, global education and community partnerships. About to start her fifth year in this role, she is a fierce advocate for girls and girls’ education. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Building confidence helps build the leaders of tomorrow

Suzanne Fogarty | Head of Lincoln SchoolFour years ago, just as I was starting at Lincoln School, I read a book called “The Confidence...
After a 16-year career as a television reporter, including at WJAR-TV NBC 10, Dyana Koelsch branched out into public relations, forming her own company eight years ago. It now counts local companies with regional and national footprints. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

The speed of information flow demands immediate transparency for business

Dyana Koelsch | DK Communications ownerMuch has changed from those days when print and broadcast journalists were the gatekeepers, the storytellers and almost exclusively...
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